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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Oaktara Publishers
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Chronicles of the Dragon and the Fox
Alison PickrellStatesville, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 17, 2008Alison PickrellStatesville, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleMr. Alford has created a detailed galaxy in which noble humans (originally from Planet Terra) have ruled for 3000 years. All that is about to end. And the treachery comes from inside the nobility itself. Prince John-Mark discovers that his father, the Emperor, and his beloved wife-to-be are both dead. These evil deeds lead to the sundering of the Empire and all out war. John-Mark gathers around him the armies of the planets who are willing to avenge the dead but he stands against an army that has three times the military might. Who will prevail and what further sacrifices will John-Mark be asked to make to ensure peace and the renewal of the Empire? Mr. Alford has created an intricate universe with a rich interwoven history and legacy of honor. Readers who enjoy futuristic StarWars-type adventures will love this story as well as those who prefer medieval sagas such as King Arthur and his Knights. This story is told from an unusual viewpoint, adding to the intrigue of this multi-layered adventure novel. Readers will be clamoring for more!
Located in: Wichita, KS
Submitted: March 08, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a scientist and an engineer, and I write historical fiction and science fiction. I was an experimental test pilot in the military. I endue my works with personal knowledge of military operations and thinking. Because of my science background, I write science fiction that is alive and yet grounded in reality.
What was your motivation behind this project? In the Dragon and Fox novels, I wanted to give adults powerful science fiction with strong adult characters whose motivations were driven purposefully and ethically. In this novel specifically, I asked the question what happens when honor is not enough.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This book is an exciting read. The themes are adult and the novel can be read just for fun or it can be looked at in-depth.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: This is a book you can share with your secular friends. It is timeless science fiction written in a classic and classy style. At the same time, the book brings to the forefront the idea of self sacrifice for those things of greatest value: society, honor, friendship, love, and marriage.